Defining Nigeria’s Centenary, The Management Perspective

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When the arrangement to bring the two protectorates (the Southern and Northern protectorates) together in 1914 by our colonial masters for economic and administrative convenience. - By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu

When the arrangement to bring the two protectorates (the Southern and Northern protectorates) together in 1914 by our colonial masters for economic and administrative convenience, perhaps some of the issues that are agitating our minds today, did not bother them.
Conceivably, it is against the backdrop of the above assumption that the Nigerian Institute of Management tagged the theme of its 2014 Centenary Management Summit/Managers Forum held at Aba, the commercial hub of Abia State recently as, “Defining Nigerian Nationhood at 100 Years, the View point of Management.” 

Dicey Demand For Relocation Of NPDC Headquarters

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The recent divestment of Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited, SPDC, has sparked an expansive demand by some groups for the relocation of the head office of the Nigeria Petroleum Development Company, NPDC from Edo State to Delta State. - By Victor Osehobo

On December 6, last year, Governor Adams Oshiomhole while receiving the NPDC management, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Benin City said, “I want to appreciate NPDC for constructing its corporate headquarters in Benin City, Edo State. I believe that this is a major contribution to the development not only of Edo State, but also of the South-South region.”  

Nyanya Bomb Blast And Fallouts on Abuja Markets

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The infamous Nyanya bomb blast might not have happened in a market, but since the unfortunate incidence, markets in Abuja have never been the same. - By Rita Onuoha

Since the bomb blast of Monday, April 14 at the popular Nyanya el Rufai Park, markets in Abuja have been recording a low turnout. “Honestly we do not know what the problem is, but it appears people are now afraid of coming to the market,” Ngozi James, a trader at the Nyanya Market told Newsworld. 

New Twist To Peter Obi’s N75billion Account

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A pro-democracy and good governance group, International Society for Civil Liberties & the Rule of Law (Intersociety), has added another twist to the controversial N75 billion in savings, which the immediate past governor of Anambra State, Chief Peter Obi, claimed that he left while leaving office. The group in a recent letter to the incumbent governor of the state, Chief Willie Obiano, disclosed that Obi left N86.65 billion and not N75 billion as he (Obi) earlier declared on March 8, 2014 during his public stewardship presentation. - By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu

eter Obi  during a public presentation of his End of Tenure Report at the Women Development Centre, Awka said that he would be leaving N75 billion in savings for Anambra people. The savings include N25 billion investment, bank balances of N11.5 billion as at March 14, 2014; Federal Government of Nigeria-approved refund is N10 billion; and Foreign Currency Investment of ($155 million) N26 billion.

Kwankwaso In The Eye Of The Storm

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What could have been kept confidential was revealed by President Jonathan. The rural populace would not have known the pipe through which funds were siphoned. Now, Governor Kwankwaso has butterflies in his stomach. - By Bello Fagge

For the record, he became number one in Kano State in this current political dispensation after his bid for second term was thwarted and Ibrahim Shekarau became lucky from 2003 to 2011. Against all odds, Engineer Rabiu Kwankwaso made a return to the government house.  

Respite For Abians As New Chief Judge Resumes Office

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The appointment of a substantive Chief Judge in Abia State has become a vexed issue. In this report by our Abia anchorman, Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu, writes that the appointment of a substantive chief judge in the state recently may offer a temporary relief. - By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu

Abia State broke the jinx that has been trailing it since 2010 when it had the last substantive judge. The substantive chief judge, Justice Nnenna Otti was sworn in alongside two new judges of the High Court, Justice Innocent Nwabuogu and Justice Onyekachi Enwereji.
Governor Theodore Orji in his speech during the ceremony, which took place at Michael Okpara Auditorium, Umuahia advised the new chief judge and the two new judges to abide by their oath of office and ensure quick dispensation of justice in the state. Orji said his administration appointed various judges in acting

Aba NBA Law Week Focused On Justice Delivery

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The Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Aba Branch recently celebrated its law week. Our Abia correspondent, Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu, in this piece writes that the law week was a harvest of words as notable legislators, top politicians and legal luminaries dwelt on one topical issue. - By Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu

The speaker, Abia State House of Assembly, Chief Ude Oko Chukwu set the tone 2014 Law Week and Eminent Persons Lecture of the Nigeria Bar Association, NBA, Aba branch when he called for the called for reforms in Nigeria’s judicial system.

Face-off Between Sacked Workers And LG Chairperson In Edo

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The face-off between sacked workers and the chairperson of the Ovia North East local government council in Edo State takes new twist as she accuses them of threatening her life. - By Victor Osehobo

On April 30, 2013, less than two weeks after assuming office in Okada, the new Ovia North East local government council chairperson, Mrs. Lucy Omagbon, closed up all the revenue points and committees of the local government council with immediate effect. She urged council staff to devote their time to making positive changes in the area of education, health, agriculture, environmental sanitation, and revenue collection to be able to execute meaningful projects with maximum cooperation.

Season of Bizarre Discoveries: Wanton Killings In Ogun State

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Ogun State, no doubt, has seemingly been one of the safest places in the country, especially since the inception of the present administration. - By Sulaiman Fasasi

Ogun State, no doubt, has seemingly been one of the safest places in the country, especially since the inception of the present administration. Away from what was obtained, normalcy has returned in the state that was known for all types of criminal activities. But recent happenings in the state, especially in the past four weeks, call for serious attention. 

Age Falsification and the Nigerian Society

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As Falsification of age seems to be an acceptable norm in Nigeria, it is obvious that it is not the ideal ingredient for nation building. - By Rita Onuoha

Corruption has assumed a dreaded form in Nigeria society today. There is no doubt that it is found in every facet of life and it has eaten deep into the fabric of the society. For instance, one of the areas that corruption has become endemic is age falsification. Age falsification is a situation where people take lower age declaration than their real age to suite purposes they desire or take advantage of in a prevailing situation.

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